Friday 1 February 2013

Heck Of A New Challenge for Feb

WOW can you believe its February already! I'll be back later with the winner of my blogaversary candy but first it's time for a new challenge at


and the only thing it could be in Feb is of course

Love and Flowers

I hope you all get both this month and every month!
 Now I'm not very happy with this card and I can't put my finger on why!! I love the cute image from Mo Manning (this stamp was a present from my lovely ladybug teammie Diane), I love the Echo Park papers, the WOC flowers and I love the sentiment and die cut cloud from Magnolia but together its not rocking my boat!! I guess you can't win 'em' all!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some much more spectacular creations (especially from Kevin)

Don't forget to visit our challenge sponsor

or their 'bricks and mortar' sister shop

Craft and Hobby Store, Heckmondwike

to pick up some great bargains!
By Heck you'd be mad not to!

I'll be back in a jiffy 
(when I've done the random thingy) 
with the winner of my candy

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I"d like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sassy - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafts & Me - Favourite Embellishment (Flowers)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (2nd Entry)
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers



Lady E said...

Amazing card! Love every detail! and image is so sweet :)

Wendy said...

Awww she's adorable, really gorgeous card Laurie.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Wendy xx

Joy said...

Gorgeous, beautiful colouring.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Marjorie said...

Laurie this card is so beautiful!! Lovely image and your colour scheme is so bright and cheery... love it:)
Have a lovely week-end...

Sue said...

I honestly don't know why you don't like your card Laurie. I think it is gorgeous. I love the cute image, wonderful cheery colours and beautiful detailing too.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Margreet said...

your card is gorgeous Laurie...don't know why you are not happy with it...everything fits!!!
Have a great weekend!
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

oh i dont know why you aren't happy with it - i love it , the image and the colour combo.. which is different for you .. maybe its that?
Lisa x

Robin said...

This is just gorgeous! We all judge ourselves too harshly. Your coloring is FAB and I love these papers and all the floral. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and Good Luck! Hugs, Robin

Unknown said...

Well I think its lovely!!!! Great choice of colours & the image & sentiment match perfectly. x

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! I really love the orange with green highlights!

A Casa di Ale said...



cebelica said...

Very beautiful card. I like that image and all the flowers. Hugs! xx

Jill said...

Don't be so hard on your self Laurie! you always make perfect cards and like always I love your image and FLOWERS... Gosh I love your flowers...
Have a wonderful weekend my friend

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well I think it's beautiful, so sunny and cheery and I love the sentiment in the die cut cloud, great idea.

Susan said...

Wonderfully sunny happy card Laurie - the colour combination is fabulous. Hugs xxx

Mau xx said...

Its gorgeous Laurie, We certainly know what we like and don't though..I know that feeling
However this is brilliant love the bright summery colours, oh! don't we need a glimpse of summer.
Huge Hugs Mau xx
Congratulations Margreet & thanks laurie xxx

Debs said...

Well Laurie I can't see what there's not to love about this fabulous card my friend - it's stunning as always.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, fabulous image and another great flower display, I have given most of my flowers of this type away as I just can't do it.
Brilliant colouring and I do love orange.
How do you know if they are just candy grabbers?
Hope things are good with you and you are making the most of the out of season time.

Kath x

Claire said...

This is a fab cheery card, love the colour combo and great image. Have a lovely weekend hun. Hugs, Claire x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Laurie

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely Gorgeous card, I like the sweet image the colours and the design,
Kevin xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, pretty colours & such a sweet image
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Christine L said...

Fabbie card Laurie... (well what else do I expect!), love the image and your layout... and particularly how you've put the sentiment in the cloud - which looks so right for the dreamy image! Don't know why you're not happy with it!

Hope you're well....
Christine x

Lisa Minckler said...

Hi Laurie :)
Thanks so much for the mustache card comment! Those are a cutting file from the Silhouette Studio cut out in white cardstock and then painted with black acrylic. Glad you liked was a hoot.
Hugs and you have a terrific weekend!
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, oooh no I must be visiting your blog too much - you've caught Sarahitis (the main symptom of which is a dislike of any crafty thing you've made).

As far as I know the only known cure is to give all your crafty stash away the person you caught it from!

Hmmm, now I wonder did I get away with that????

Seriously though, fab card - as yours always are. Your colour choices, layouts and colouring are always spot on.

Hope you have a good weekend.


Sue B said...

Wow! this is SO gorgeous Laurie!! your colouring is awesome and I love the scrummy papers and embellies… your flowers always look so stunning!! wish I had your talent for arranging them so beautifully! :-))
Hope you are having a good weekend hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just gorgeous oh how I love those colours you have used,and the embellies are lush,your detail hun is just amazing hugs Cherylxxx

Kim. said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, love the bright colours and embellies you have used.
Kim xXx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous hun, love the bright colours and the sentiment, the image is lovely and the flowers look so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Louise said...

Now I am not sure why you do not like this card I think it is gorgeous and the colours you have used are fabulous and so summery.
Louise xx

Highland Handmade said...

So pretty, gorgeous zingy card!! xx

Crafting Belle said...

You shouldn't be so critical of yourself as I think this is a fabulous card. Love the colours and the cute image is coloured beautifully. xxx

XxJULESxX said...

oh gorgeous card!

sparklingblackrose said...

Just wonderful and vibrant! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)